May 17th 2020
Cybi Coastal Marathon 1st August 2020.
It is with deepest regret we must cancel the 2020 Cybi Coastal Marathon.
All places for 2020 will automatically be deferred to 2021. Provisional date 7th August 2021. We will confirm this as soon as the venue is booked.
The wellbeing and safety of everyone involved, the runners, our amazing volunteers, RNLI staff and local community has been greatly considered. We cannot put anyone at risk of COVID-19.
We have looked at social distancing measures for event day and feel it would affect the amazing atmosphere of our friendly event, one of the things that makes the Cybi Coastal Marathon the UK’s best Marathon.
Many other things have come into play to support our decision, the fact that medical cover will be hard to come by as it may be required by the NHS in the fight against COVID-19.
The availability of accommodation on the island, all campsites, hotels and B&Bs are closed for the foreseeable future, and travel restrictions are in place.
We need the continued support of the local community. The general feeling at the moment is to keep the local community as safe as possible by abiding by the Welsh Assembly guidance on lockdown procedures. To go against this could affect the support we have for future events.
We will be running our transfers and waiting list group on Facebook. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions with regards to your place in the event,
Please when running respect social distancing – staying fit and healthy is important but minimising the spread of this virus is all our priority.
Stay safe and happy running!
Jason and the Cybi Coastal team.
We are thrilled to announce that the Cybi Coastal Marathon has won 1st place in the Best Marathons category of the Challenge Awards presented by Runners World and powered by Let’s Do This. The awards aims to recognise the best challenge events, organisation, charities, communities and individuals over the 2018/19 season.
The Cybi Coastal will be partially way-marked and will follow the paths, tracks, beaches and coastline of the Welsh national/Anglesey Coastal Path. The entire route passes through magnificent coastline scenery with fine views of wide bays, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, the famous South Stack lighthouse and the summit of Holyhead Mountain.
Participants will be chip timed by our timing partner and we will provide split times and finish times for all participants after the event.
Starting in the port town of Holyhead this race takes you on a variety of surfaces. Easy going paved paths, a small amount of road sections, sandy beaches, fields and single tracks. Tricky cliff tops and with a few good hill climbs and to top it all off a short sharp climb to the top of Holyhead Mountain and back down to sea level. Depending on the weather, this course can be very muddy and trail shoes are highly recommended. Minimum kit requirements may be implemented according to weather conditions.
These are PROVISIONAL TIMES, you will receive your final information in the weeks before the event.
Saturday, 1st August, Registration opens 07:30hrs – 09:30hrs.
The event HQ is at the Holyhead Lifeboat station where the marathon starts and finishes. Here you can register on Friday 31st July between 19:00 and 21:00 hours.
Race briefing at 09:35hrs.
The race starts at 10:00hrs.
Entrance fee is £30. This gets you entry to the full marathon, Timed course, Branded Cybi Coastal technical t-shirt, Finishers medal, 5 water stations along the course, Partially way-marked course.
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Full Race info
Our Chosen Charity
Cybi Coastal is run as a not for profit event with all finances raised after costs going to the RNLI Holyhead and Trearddur Bay lifeboat stations.
In our first 2 years of organising the Cybi Coastal Marathon we are proud to have been able to donate £7200.
For the last 2 events we have been as green as we could be, using fully compostable/biodegradable cups at our water stations and refraining from using any single use plastics as far as possible.
We are trying to improve on this for the 2020 event. As such we are going disposable cup free at the CPs.
We are asking that all runners bring their own water bottles or collapsible cups for the event.
We will have a limited amount of collapsible reusable running cups available to purchase on the day at registration.